World Pet Day
World Pet Day aims to remind people how important pets are for society and a healthy social environment. There are many pets in Europe: around 13 million cats, 12 million dogs, 3.5 million small animals such as ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, hamsters or guinea pigs, 3.1 million fish and around 2.4 million different species of birds.
Dogs and cats are demanding but man's best friends
Dogs sense human emotions and give themselves to us completely. Nothing and no one can comfort more beautifully than two trusting dog eyes.
Before acquiring a dog, however, it is important to remember that your best friend needs regular visits to the vet, species-appropriate exercise and a healthy diet too.
A dog is not a fair-weather animal - it wants to go out into nature and have fun even when it rains and snows.
Cats sometimes like to lead a life on their own, but they also want to cuddle and snuggle a lot. They communicate in their own way, just listen carefully to how varied the purr melodies of the house cat can be. Your cat senses when you are feeling bad and tries to comfort you without compromise. Of course, our dear house tigers sometimes get up to a bit of mischief, but you simply can't be angry with them because they give you so much in return.
Why do people keep animals?
Many people, who live in the city, keep animals to have a connection to nature; animals are often a substitute for partners or children. Pet keeping coincided with the beginning of industrialisation. Farm animals and horse-drawn vehicles disappeared more and more from the cities. People moved from the country to the city to find work and took a dog or cat into their home as a piece of nature.
Especially in the last few months, lots of dog tags were issued in the municipalities and many animal shelters, where dogs and cats had been waiting in vain for new owners for a long time, thankfully became a little emptier. People have had a lot of time to think during the period of isolation and have given a dear pet the chance of a new life. That's because animals are calm, have patience and want to be our friends. We hope so much that all these pets will be allowed to stay with their owners for life, because they all have feelings and a soul.
Sometimes, nevertheless, only a grace yard remains to live on
Many of our animals were loved and cherished. Many dogs, cats, donkeys, ponies had a nice life and trust in humans. Others, on the other hand, didn't. The eyes of the rescued animals at Gut Aiderbichl tell a variety of stories. From a story, we can learn to forgive and love, just as the animals do.
Tomorrow, on World Pet Day (20.02.2021), at Gut Aiderbichl we would like to thank all our supporters and companions for their loyalty and love for the animals with a very special video. We would be very pleased if you would take a look at our website, Facebook, Instagram or Youtube tomorrow and watch the little surprise...Stay healthy and see you very soon.